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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Interesting story... beautifully filmed!

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    Ok when I watch films I do so on a 180" movie theater screen with full 7.1 surround sound and the Buttkicker transducer system. This is not to Boast but to give an idea of the clarity that I rate both 4k and 1080p films. 1st off regardless if you are huge into 4k or still collect Blu-ray; I will add that with today's (Oppo) upscaling technology along with upscaling technology on theater projectors that the difference between Blu-ray & 4k is minimal. I will say that going over 180" that you will likely see a difference and recommend 4k for 150"+ screens. So no spoilers for the film but I'll talk about quality. The scenes, colors & visuals were fantastic. The sound was just "ok" and that dissapointed a bit. Kind of bringing me out of the story.. still a good buy, or download!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy it!

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    This movie was totally worth watching! Even my kids learned a lot from it with a bit of help from me. Great way to help introduce history of WWII while making it interesting and eye catching for the kids to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price, beautiful movie and excellent quality

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Enjoyed my new DVD that I received via mail in ordering online via Best Buy. The film quality is excellent. I've always enjoied watching DVD's regularly but more especially now during the stay home order and with too much covid news 24/7. Watching films via DVD has helped relieve a lot of anxiety by turning off the tv and turning on a film. I recommend this film. A beautiful watch and heart felt story.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    What I want to say in this title is not permitted.

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    For whatever reason, I cannot say the name of the political party which was led by Adolf Hitler. That being said: The Book Thief is a warm tale told surrounded by near unbearable fear and incredible danger. The young Liesel, played by Sophie Nélisse, is impeccably played. Her painful introduction in this film - the loss of her little brother, her mother giving her away sets the stage for what might have been a complete tragedy. Geoffrey Rush is stellar as her new "Papa". Emily Watson brings a new definition to "bicked witch" but does a beautiful turn-around as her new "Mama". There is so much involved in this story, all I can say is buy this DVD, bring it home and go potty - 'cause you won't want to leave your seat until it's all over!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Touching movie

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    Beautiful movie about a not so beautiful period in time. Well acted. Well made. Watch it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful family film

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    "The Book Thief" is a touching, hopeful family film that can serve as a gateway to a conversations about the Holocaust and World War II. It also sends a positive message about the power of words/learning, family, love and sacrifice. The movie's greatest strength is its acting. Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson provide sterling performances as the book thief's foster parents. But the movie truly belongs to young Sophie Nelisse, who is simply captivating as Liesel. Aside from the film itself, the blu ray includes a solid series of special features. I enjoyed learning about the process of adapting The Book Thief from a book to a movie. Another favorite extra is the featurette on John Williams, whose gorgeous score adds to the lyrical beauty of the film.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Moving Story; Continuity Mistake

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    Moving story. I was irritated that in one scene near the end where they are outside (and I think laying on the ground?) someone had one outfit on one second and the next second he had a completely different outfit on which was distracting and upset me b/c the film continuity crew really blew it on that scene (they should have been fired since that was a really HUGE mistake that never should have happened). Honestly, why didn't the director or editors nor anyone else catch it as well? Why wouldn't they have caught it when reviewing the dailies?! Unbelievable. They all were sleeping at the wheel. It made it hard to fully enjoy the film b/c I am a detailed-oriented person. But overall, story-wise, it was still a great film.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    three thumps up

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    I personally loved this movie especially with what is presntly occuring within our country with these hate groups Nand KKK opening up this violence I see the same parallel with this patriotism sane as the Germans N this movie shoukd be a reminder of what nationalism patriotism can do but remember Hate will never win they the hate groups go after intellectuals books free thought , diversity sane as Hitler watch this movie Warning we will be the same with leader thatgo sfter precieved weak different but Hate will not win Love always win

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good condition

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Have not watched the movie yet but have read the book and it was great. The packaging was good.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for family

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    This Movie was Great. The hollow family was so in to it accidentally bought it while shopping. My kids play it over on the big Screen to feel as if they were realy there. This Movie has a lot of Advantages and funny moments and is Great for older Children and adults. The girl in the movie is an awesome hit as the star of the show. Witch like things that always has you guessing what's going to happen next.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Lovely movie

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Love this movie. I highly recommend watching it! Will enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie!

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    This movie was exceptional. It tells a story about a lost little girl who moves in with strangers! It shows the bond between foster parents and a child. It took place during the German war in which people destroyed books. Little girl was determined to save some books and read. She developed a bond between a Jewish man and her reading. She was always trying to help others and learn new things. She gave people hope in a time of need. I would recommend this movie to everyone because it is heartwarming and sad. Shows how one girl's strength lives on!

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie for those interested in History.

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    Historical Fiction. Death is the narrator of the story of a girl who is taken from her mother by the German police to live with a foster German family. Set in the World War II era, she finds a book as her brother is buried. She carries this with her to her new family. Humiliated at school because she cannot read causes her to beat the bully responsible. Later at home when her foster father realizes she cannot read, he sets up a classroom in the basement where she learns her letters. The story is heartwarming as they live in the dangers of World War II Germany.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My "The Book Thief" movie review

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    I thought this movie was very well done and enlightening. A lot of the plot paralleled much of what my Mother experienced growing up in Natzi Germany. The movie showed Natzi indoctrination in an elementary school, Jews being taken from their home, enduring aerial bombing, food shortages and wondering when/if her Father would return from the military. I'm glad this movie showed the human side of Germans during WWII; because not all Germans were master race Natzis blindly following the fuhrer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    More Than Stolen Books

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    Owned for 9 months when reviewed.

    A unique perspective on an unfortunately unforgettable time in our history - a memorable approach to teaching young people about how destructive and far-reaching man's greed for power can be.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Interesting with a Twist

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    Purchased in store and was very satisfied with my purchase. When i bought this movie I wasn't too sure what it was about, the synopsis on the cover sounded interesting and the price was decent so i purchased it. Turned out to be a very good movie with morals. Would recommend for an audience over the age of 10.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Not your typical WW2 movie

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    I was expecting a story about an orphan who finds her adoptive parents & while there'd be struggles it would be a "feel-good" movie. When the movie begins with Death as the narrator I knew that I was in for something different. Sophie Nelisse is enchanting. Watching her get older on screen is subtle & beautiful but never unnatural. There is no doubt in my mind that she will be around again very soon. Talent like her's should not be wasted. In addition, you can't help fall in love with the other characters in this movie (Georfrey Rush, Emily Watson, Nico Liersch, & Ben Schnetzer). You may be left with mixed feeling but I am sure that you will be glad that you watched it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Like They Say, The Book Is Better, But...

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    ...the movie doesn't suck. Books are almost always better than the movie adaptation, but we all know that. In this case there are some details left out that make the book more complete, but the movie does an admirable job of portraying (most) of the story. Acting? Better than average. If you have never read the book, you'll probably like the movie just fine. if you have read the book, you'll know what's missing, but it depends on your review scale on how much it matters. I would recommend watching the movie first and then reading the book. Instead of being disappointed, you'll look at it like a bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    OMG

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    OK here is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. Yes I don't don't see all of the them, but of the ones I have seen this one is in the top 5%. Can cannot tell you anything about it without somehow giving way something that will spoil it for you, so I can only tell you that both my wife and i felt it was a good movie to watch. But while kids star in the movie I cannot recommend it for kids under 13 and only after the parents have watched it first.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie, great price.

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    Great price for the DVD for one of my favorite movies of all time. Arrived quickly, well-packaged, and product was as expected. This item was available on best buy when I could not find it currently available on other websites such as amazon so i was really relieved to find it here and not have to wait or go with the more expensive blue ray! This movie is definitely a tear jerker and is an interesting and very human perspective of the culture of World War II.

    I would recommend this to a friend